The average price for a gallon of gas in Kentucky stands at $3.40 a gallon of regular, according to AAA East Central. That’s about four cents higher than the national average. But drivers across the commonwealth are seeing a fairly dramatic swing in prices – $3.05 in some places to $3.55 in others. AAA’s Roger Boyd with says that difference is caused by several factors.
“Basically what we see is what the market will bear [with] pricing and also with specific issues dealing with what refinery delivers to which area of the state,” said Boyd.
He says barring any unforeseen world events, gas prices should hold steady or drop slightly as we continue through the fall.
The road ahead will be clear of highway construction over the Labor Day weekend across Tennessee. Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has ordered that construction stop by noon on Friday and not resume until 6 a.m. Tuesday.